Federal aid is generally disbursed beginning the fifth week of the semester to students who have completed all federal aid requirements and continues weekly throughout the academic year for late applicants who are eligible for federal aid. Also, excess federal aid over and above charges for tuition, fees, housing, etc. may be used in the College Store and will be made available to students, who have completed all requirements, two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Students who have been awarded Pell Grant and have excess Pell Grant funds over and above their charges for tuition and fees who wish to purchase books through other retailers may apply for an emergency loan. For more information, contact the Enrollment Advisement Center.